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Denial

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DENIAL Hebrews:1 ~ 23 offers a challenge none of us can a f ford to ignore: Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.  For many of us, though, past hurts, hang-ups and habits are holding usback and tripping us up. We may be stuck in a mode of bitterness over what someone else has done to us, continuing to hold on to the pain and refusing to forgive those who are responsible. In all fairness, some of us have been hurt very deeply. Per- haps we were abused as a child, or maybe our spouse has committed adultery. But it's important for us to understand that holding on to that hurt and being unwilling to forgive the person who has injured us in the past only allows them to continue hurting us today. By starting to work our recovery program, we can, with God's power, begin

Are You "NEW" to Celebrate Recovery?

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Welcome Newcomers! Celebrate Recovery Small Groups CAN: ·          Provide you a safe place to share your experiences, strengths, and hopes with others that are also going through a Christ-centered recovery. ·          Provide you with a leader who has gone through a similar hurt, hang-up, or habit and who will facilitate the group as it focuses on a particular Step each week. ·          The leader will also follow Celebrate Recovery’s “Small Group Guidelines,” listed below. ·          Provide you with the opportunity to find an Accountability Partner or a Sponsor. ·          Encourage you to attend other recovery meetings held throughout the week. Celebrate Recovery Small Groups Will NOT: ·          Attempt to offer any professional advice. Our leaders are not counselors. At your request, we can provide you with a list of approved counseling referrals. ·          Allow its members to attempt to “fix” one another. Small Group Guidelines 1.        Keep

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The Problem When you are honest with yourself, do you find you cannot quit drinking or using drugs entirely? Do you have little control over the amount you consume? You are probably an alcoholic and/or an addict. Characteristics of someone struggling with chemical dependency may include, but are not limited to: ·          My addiction isolates me from people except when I am getting, using, and finding ways and means to get more. ·          I have an inability to deal with life on life’s terms. ·          I have tried drugs or alcohol or combinations of both to find contentment in a seemly hostile world. ·          I have dreamed of that magic formula that would solve my ultimate problem — myself. ·          At times, I have been defensive about my addiction and justified my right to use, especially when and if I used legal prescriptions. ·          I am trapped in the illusion of “just one more time.” Or “this time it will be different.” ·          When I did see

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What Do I Need to Recover From? T he P ro bl em s: - Being unclear about your financial situation, Not knowing account balances, monthly expenses, loan interest rates, fees, fines, or  contractual obligations. - Frequently "borrowing" items such as books, pens, or small amounts of money from. friends and others, that you fail to return. - Poor saving habits. Not planning for taxes, retirement or other non-recurring but predictable items, and then feeling surprised when they come due; a "live for today, don't worry about tomorrow" attitude. - Compulsive shopping. Being unable to pass up a "good deal"; making impulsive purchases; leaving price tags on clothes so they can be returned; not using items you've purchased. - Difficulty in meeting basic financial or personal obligations, and/or an inordinate sense of accomplishment when such obligati